Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Moving On ...
Not a whole lot to report but felt like it was time to move past the ugliness of the last post.Quite frankly I don't think I will ever actually get over the sheer hatefulness of that days events.Some things just can't be forgotten.I do want to express my gratitude to each and everyone of you that weighed in on the subject.I appreciate each and every comment,email and phone call.You all confirm the true goodness that dwells in the majority of mankind out there.An apology goes out to our blogging friend Peter.I have no idea how Peter found us out here in blogland but we continue to be grateful that he did as he has been a constant source of faithful prayers for us all over the last year.Peter is an adult AML survivor.He is 358 days past his Bone Marrow Transplant.That is an amazing and miraculous milestone when we are talking about this insidious disease.Anyway,Peter wrote to inform me that he nearly had heart failure when he read the title of the last post.You see, not only do I have the association of the "R" word,as it applies to people with developmental delays but we also belong to the cancer club and the "R" word,in that group refers to the equally ugly word:relapse.We also have membership to another so called club and in that forum,the "S" word sends shivers up our spines:seizures is the taboo word in amongst our epilepsy comrades.Enough clubs I say.We love you all but we are seriously over booked,don't you think?
Cute story before I wrap this up.Today my dear friend,Michelle,Zoey's Godmother,came over for the afternoon.I headed over to school to pick up the boys,while Zoey stayed with Michelle.In the few minutes I was gone,Zoey dozed off in Michelle's lap.Michelle took her upstairs,where Zoey briefly opened her eyes but Michelle was certain she would be fast asleep in no time.When we walked in the door,I turned on the monitor to check on her and she was moving around a bit.Joe must not have understood that she has just laid down.He thought she was just waking up and unbeknownst to us,proceeded to go up and CLIMB in the crib with her!Michelle and I watched the monitor for at least 10 minutes as Joe laid with her and talked with her and signed with her and was so absolutely precious with her.How in the world could I reprimand him for joining her in the crib.Watching Joe with Zoey,reaffirms in me,what I have always.always known,since Zoey's entrance into our lives:This child brings out the absolute best in all of us.Zoey inspires us daily to be gentler,kinder and more patient.Her amazing grace is our ultimate gift and if others choose not to see and receive that beauty then so be it.I have,and always will,consider it their loss.
Previous post's topic closed and we're moving on.Those who choose to journey forward with us,we are so blessed to have you along for the ride.